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194 4/9/2017 9:33:00 PM 1758 Late Season Britain Message I'll pass on my last card as well.

Maybe we should call the game. You are about to suffer attrition on your last significant force. You will soon only have coureurs, indians and marine detachments.
193 4/9/2017 5:27:00 PM 1758 Late Season France Message I will pass on my last card.
192 4/9/2017 5:24:00 PM 1758 Late Season France Message Marines to French Creek.
191 4/9/2017 5:24:00 PM 1758 Late Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from France:
Marines will try to avoid. Success on 4-6.
190 4/8/2017 1:03:00 PM 1758 Late Season Britain Play Strategy card as Operations #20: 1 / Amphibious Landing
Play after naval move along Amphib arrow. May not be played same year after Louisbourg Squadrons. The unit or force may land in a French-occupied or -controlled space (place Amphib marker).

Message from Britain:
Johnson to Presqu'ile. Will the Marine detachment fight or avoid combat?
189 4/8/2017 12:55:00 PM 1758 Late Season Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Britain:
2nd die
188 4/8/2017 12:55:00 PM 1758 Late Season Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Britain:
Battle in Charlestown
French 1 (-1 cultivated, -1 stockade)
British 4
187 4/8/2017 12:54:00 PM 1758 Late Season Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Britain:
Webb tries to intercept in Charlestown (4-6)
186 4/8/2017 12:51:00 PM 1758 Late Season Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
4


Message from Britain:
Battle at Oneida:
French 1
British 1
185 4/8/2017 1:11:00 AM 1758 Late Season France Message Make that three stockades, actually.
184 4/8/2017 1:10:00 AM 1758 Late Season France Play Strategy card as Operations #62: 3 / Quiberon Bay
Play if Louisbourg Squadrons REMOVED, if you control Louisbourg, or after 1759. REMOVE French may not play Diplomatic Revolution, Victories in Germany, Troop Transports, or Regulars. Starting next season, French get 7 cards and British go first.

Message from France:
Ligneris to Oneida village.
Periere will try to infiltrate to White Mountain South.

Also demolishing two stockades.
183 4/5/2017 11:44:00 PM 1758 Late Season Britain Message French suffer 5 step losses.
British suffer 3 step losses.
British capture Montreal (+3 VP).
182 4/5/2017 11:43:00 PM 1758 Late Season Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Britain:
Wolfe killed on a 1.
181 4/5/2017 11:42:00 PM 1758 Late Season Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
6


Message from Britain:
The modifier was actually +2. Anyway, the siege level is sufficient to assault.
British 17 (1L, +2)
French 8 (+2)
180 4/5/2017 11:39:00 PM 1758 Late Season Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Britain:
Siege roll (+1)
179 4/5/2017 11:39:00 PM 1758 Late Season Britain Play Strategy card as Operations #50: 1 / Call Out Militias
Place 1 Militia unit into a Militia Box or restore 2 to full strength.

Message from Britain:
Wolfe sieges Montreal
178 4/5/2017 9:02:00 PM 1758 Late Season France Play Strategy card as Operations #44: 2 / Raise Regiments
May not be played if Assemblies Reluctant. Within Assemblies track limits, place 4 Northern or 2 Southern Provincial units at any fortifications in their Department, or restore all Provincials of one Department to full.

Message from France:
Dumas + Marine to French Creek.

Blowing up Venango's stockade as well.
177 4/4/2017 11:54:00 PM 1758 Late Season Britain Play Strategy card as Operations #30: 1 / Cherokees
May not be played after Cherokee Uprising. Place all Cherokee (GREEN) Indian units not on the map at a British fortification in the Southern Department and restore any reduced Cherokee to full strength. French may play Cherokee Uprising (place marker).

Message from Britain:
Wolfe moves on Montreal. What will Montcalm do?
176 4/4/2017 9:58:00 PM 1758 Late Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from France:
Indian DR.
175 4/4/2017 9:58:00 PM 1758 Late Season France Play Strategy card as Event #23: 2 / Northern Indian
Play if you control Montreal. Place BLUE or--if you have a fort at Niagara-- BLUE/ORANGE Indian units totalling half a die roll (rounded up), or a full roll if French VP >4. Place units at their settlements. For every 1 you could place, you may instead restore 2 to full.

Message from France:
174 4/3/2017 8:29:00 PM 1758 Late Season Britain Play Strategy card as Operations #14: 2 / Foul Weather
Play when enemy is about to move. For that one activated force, unit, or leader, land or boat move limited to 2 spaces and no naval move allowed

Message from Britain:
Stockades at Ile-aux-Noix and Manchester.
173 4/3/2017 12:09:00 AM 1758 Late Season France Message Just enough. The two coureurs are restored.
172 4/3/2017 12:08:00 AM 1758 Late Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from France:
DR for colonial recruits.
171 4/3/2017 12:08:00 AM 1758 Late Season France Play Strategy card as Event #46: 2 / Colonial Recruits
Roll a die and restore that number of reduced Coureurs, Rangers, Light Infantry, or Provincials to full strength.

Message from France:
170 4/2/2017 1:21:00 PM 1758 Late Season Britain Message I found another unit hidden underneath. You actually have 13 factors.
French suffer 4 steps
British suffer 4 steps
+1 VP to French
169 4/2/2017 1:14:00 PM 1758 Late Season Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
3


Message from Britain:
British 14 (+1-1)
French 12 (+1)
168 4/2/2017 1:26:00 AM 1758 Late Season France Message No, Levis will stand and fight.
167 3/31/2017 3:52:00 PM 1758 Late Season Britain Play Strategy card as Operations #16: 1 / George Croghan
British frontier trader provides scouts.
Play after activating a Drilled Troops unit or a force that includes Drilled
Troops.
The unit or force does not have to stop after passing through Wilderness
spaces.


Message from Britain:
Bradstreet to Cataraqui.
Will you try to avoid combat?
166 3/31/2017 12:44:00 AM 1758 Late Season France Message 2 Abenaki units placed.
165 3/31/2017 12:43:00 AM 1758 Late Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from France:
Indian dr.
164 3/31/2017 12:43:00 AM 1758 Late Season France Play Strategy card as Event #24: 2 / Northern Indian
Play if you control Montreal. Place BLUE or--if you have a fort at Niagara-- BLUE/ORANGE Indian units totalling half a die roll (rounded up), or a full roll if French VP >4. Place units at their settlements. For every 1 you could place, you may instead restore 2 to full.

Message from France:
163 3/29/2017 1:24:00 PM 1758 Late Season Britain Play Strategy card as Event #47: 3 / Troop Transports
French may not play after Quiberon or if Quebec is British controlled. Restore 3 French or 6 British reduced Regular or Light Infantry units to full strength.

Message from Britain:
Wolfe (4)
Bradstreet (1)
Loudon (1)
162 3/29/2017 1:22:00 PM 1758 Late Season Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Britain:
Repentigny raids Deerfield
161 3/29/2017 1:21:00 PM 1758 Late Season Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Britain:
Conn provincial attempts to intercept Repentigny in Deerfield (4-6).
160 3/29/2017 1:19:00 PM 1758 Late Season Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Britain:
Manchester raid
159 3/28/2017 11:38:00 PM 1758 Late Season France Play Strategy card as Operations #3: 3 / Campaign
Activate any two leaders and their forces. Select them, then complete all actions by one before the other. No one may move more than once. Both may naval move.

Message from France:
Canawauga to Manchester.
Missaugua to Cataraqui.
Repentigny to Deerfield.
Acadians naval move to Quebec.

I'll roll the raids tomorrow if you don't want to handle it. I have to get to bed for now though.
158 3/28/2017 11:26:00 PM 1758 Late Season France Message British lost 3 factors.
French lost 4 factors and will retreat to Montreal.
157 3/28/2017 11:25:00 PM 1758 Late Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
4


Message from France:
Battle of Ile aux Noix.

Top French (+2), 12 factors
Bottom British (+1), 16 factors
156 3/28/2017 11:20:00 PM 1758 Late Season Britain Message No battle card here either.
155 3/28/2017 11:11:00 PM 1758 Late Season France Message I have no battle cards, but I'll wait to hear from you here.
154 3/28/2017 11:10:00 PM 1758 Late Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from France:
I'll have to try.

Montcalm with all regulars to intercept.

DR + 2. Modified 4 or better to succeed.
153 3/27/2017 10:23:00 PM 1758 Late Season Britain Play Strategy card as Operations #52: 1 / Call Out Militias
Place 1 Militia unit into a Militia Box or restore 2 to full strength.

Message from Britain:
Wolfe to Île aux Noix. Do you want to intercept? If not, change to stockade to British and award 1 VP.
152 3/27/2017 10:18:00 PM 1758 Late Season Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Britain:
Raid on Tuscarora settlement
151 3/27/2017 10:17:00 PM 1758 Late Season Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
3


Message from Britain:
Combat in Shawiangto.
French 1 (0)
British 0 (0)
150 3/27/2017 9:10:00 PM 1758 Late Season France Play Strategy card as Operations #53: 1 / Rangers
Place a Rangers unit at a fortification, or restore 2 Rangers units to full strength.

Message from France:
Langlade moves to Tuscarora village.
149 3/27/2017 12:49:00 AM 1758 Late Season Britain Play Strategy card as Operations #59: 3 / British Regulars
May not be played if British Regulars already played this season. REMOVE Place three 3-4 Regular units and a leader, if available, at any ports.

Message from Britain:
Build stockades in Winoosky, Niaouré Bay and Gloucester.
148 3/27/2017 12:43:00 AM 1758 Late Season Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
1


Message from Britain:
Huron battles Penn provincial in Carlisle.
French: 1 (-2)
English: 2 (0)
147 3/27/2017 12:43:00 AM 1758 Late Season Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Britain:
Penn provincial tries to intercept infiltrating Huron in Carlisle (4-6).
146 3/27/2017 12:42:00 AM 1758 Late Season Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
5


Message from Britain:
Potawatome battles Penn provincial in Carlisle.
French: 1 (-2)
English: 2 (0)
145 3/27/2017 12:41:00 AM 1758 Late Season Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Britain:
Penn provincial tries to intercept Potawatomi in Carlisle (4-6).
144 3/27/2017 12:38:00 AM 1758 Late Season Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
6


Message from Britain:
Delaware battles Penn provincial in Harris' Ferry.
French: 1 (-2)
English: 2 (0)
143 3/27/2017 12:36:00 AM 1758 Late Season Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Britain:
Shawnee was hurt.
Penn provincial tries to intercept Delaware at Harris' Ferry (4-6).
142 3/27/2017 12:35:00 AM 1758 Late Season Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Britain:
Shawnee raid in Wright's ferry.
141 3/27/2017 12:34:00 AM 1758 Late Season Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Britain:
No effect.
Penn provincial tries to intercept Shawnee (4-6) in Harris Ferry.
140 3/27/2017 12:32:00 AM 1758 Late Season Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Britain:
Gloucester raid
139 3/27/2017 12:11:00 AM 1758 Late Season France Play Strategy card as Operations #6: 3 / Surrender!
Play in place of a roll on the Siege Table. At Louisbourg, you must already have Siege 1 or 2. Capture the fort or fortess intact. Enemy player places defenders at his closest unbesieged fortification.

NOTE: The deck will be reshuffled before next turn's cards are dealt.

Message from France:
(1/3)-Ojibwa moves to Cataraqui.
-Algonquin tries to raid at Gloucester.
(2/3)-Shawnee raids at Wright's Ferry.
-Delaware at Harrin's Ferry.
(3/3)-Powatomi will try to infiltrate and raid at York.
-Huron will do the same after Powatomi's attempt.
138 3/24/2017 12:12:00 AM 1758 Early Season Britain End Turn Deck was reshuffled.

137 3/24/2017 12:12:00 AM 1758 Early Season Britain Play Strategy card as Operations #22: 3 / Governor Vaudreuil
Choose any 2 unbesieged French leaders on the map and reverse their locations. (You may not choose Louisbourg if "Louisbourg Squadrons" removal has disallowed French naval movement.)

Message from Britain:
Loudon to Winoski
136 3/23/2017 10:52:00 PM 1758 Early Season France Play Strategy card as Event #47: 3 / Troop Transports
French may not play after Quiberon or if Quebec is British controlled. Restore 3 French or 6 British reduced Regular or Light Infantry units to full strength.

Message from France:
Marine under Dumas and Levis's two regulars restored.
135 3/22/2017 11:39:00 PM 1758 Early Season Britain Play Strategy card as Operations #41: 3 / British Politics
Slide Provincial Assemblies marker one box in a favorable direction. (If French play, British player removes Provincials as needed.)

Message from Britain:
Repair 3 forts
134 3/22/2017 9:22:00 PM 1758 Early Season France Play Strategy card as Operations #14: 2 / Foul Weather
Play when enemy is about to move. For that one activated force, unit, or leader, land or boat move limited to 2 spaces and no naval move allowed

Message from France:
Huron and Potawatomi to Laurel Ridge North.
Langlade to Tioga.
133 3/22/2017 12:03:00 AM 1758 Early Season Britain Message +2 VP for capture of Fort. +1 VP for Ohio Forks.
132 3/21/2017 11:59:00 PM 1758 Early Season Britain Message British loses 1 step.
French loses 4 steps.
131 3/21/2017 11:59:00 PM 1758 Early Season Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
5


Message from Britain:
Assault
British 13 (1L +1)
French 1
130 3/21/2017 11:58:00 PM 1758 Early Season Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Britain:
Siege roll. Need 2-6.
129 3/21/2017 11:57:00 PM 1758 Early Season Britain Play Strategy card as Operations #59: 3 / British Regulars
May not be played if British Regulars already played this season. REMOVE Place three 3-4 Regular units and a leader, if available, at any ports.

Message from Britain:
Siege Ohio Forks
128 3/21/2017 11:51:00 PM 1758 Early Season France Play Strategy card as Event #42: 3 / British Politics
Slide Provincial Assemblies marker one box in a favorable direction. (If French play, British player removes Provincials as needed.)

Message from France:
I'll withdraw into the fort there.

British Politics as Event.
127 3/21/2017 9:41:00 PM 1758 Early Season Britain Play Strategy card as Operations #37: 3 / British Ministerial
British player must discard one British Regulars, Highlanders, Light Infantry, Troop Transports, or Victories in Germany card if he has any in his hand.

Message from Britain:
Activate Forbes and move to Ohio Forks.
Will you avoid combat, fight in the open, or retreat inside the fort?
126 3/20/2017 10:11:00 PM 1758 Early Season France Play Strategy card as Operations #31: 3 / Cherokee Uprising
Play if Cherokees event has occurred. REMOVE British player must eliminate (as available, unbesieged) two Regular, one Southern Provincial, and all Cherokee (GREEN) Indian units (flip marker), and may not play Cherokees event.

Message from France:
Vaudreuil + both drilled to Montreal.
125 3/19/2017 2:28:00 PM 1758 Early Season Britain Message British loses 1 step.
French loses 4 steps.
+2 VP to British for capture of Fort. +1 VP bonus for capture of Niagara.
124 3/19/2017 2:26:00 PM 1758 Early Season Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
5


Message from Britain:
Assault on Niagara fort.
British 14 (1L +1)
French 1
123 3/19/2017 2:25:00 PM 1758 Early Season Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Britain:
Siege roll. Need 2-6.
122 3/19/2017 2:24:00 PM 1758 Early Season Britain Play Strategy card as Operations #38: 2 / Provincial Regiments
For each Raided marker within the Northern and Southern Departments, the French player eliminates one unbesieged Provincial unit belonging to that Department.

Message from Britain:
Activate Bradstreet. Siege Niagara.
121 3/18/2017 11:12:00 PM 1758 Early Season France Play Strategy card as Operations #6: 3 / Surrender!
Play in place of a roll on the Siege Table. At Louisbourg, you must already have Siege 1 or 2. Capture the fort or fortess intact. Enemy player places defenders at his closest unbesieged fortification.

NOTE: The deck will be reshuffled before next turn's cards are dealt.

Message from France:
1- Repentigny will move to Green Mountain South.
2- Algonquin and Caughnawaga will both move to White Mountain North and White Mountain Central, respectively.
3- Delaware and Shawnee will both move to Allegheny Central.
120 3/18/2017 11:05:00 PM 1758 Early Season France Message The marines will withdraw into the fort.
119 3/16/2017 12:07:00 AM 1758 Early Season Britain Play Strategy card as Operations #24: 2 / Northern Indian
Play if you control Montreal. Place BLUE or--if you have a fort at Niagara-- BLUE/ORANGE Indian units totalling half a die roll (rounded up), or a full roll if French VP >4. Place units at their settlements. For every 1 you could place, you may instead restore 2 to full.

Message from Britain:
Bradstreet moves to Niagara. Will the Marine Detachment shelter in the fort or try to avoid combat?
118 3/15/2017 11:53:00 PM 1758 Early Season France Play Strategy card as Operations #5: 1 / Bastions Repaired
Replace a Siege 1 or Siege 2 marker on the map with Siege 0. (You must use a whole Action Phase to play this event.)

Message from France:
Stockade in Green Mountain Central
117 3/13/2017 11:26:00 PM 1758 Early Season Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
6


Message from Britain:
Crown Point assault.
British: 17 factors (1 column left, +2)
French: 0 factors
116 3/13/2017 11:22:00 PM 1758 Early Season Britain Play Strategy card as Operations #40: 2 / Stingy Provincial
May not be played if British Assemblies Enthusiastic. Choose either the Northern or Southern Department and the British player must eliminate 1 of its Provincial units.

Message from Britain:
Siege Crown Point
115 3/13/2017 10:17:00 PM 1758 Early Season France Message Sorry, he does so with his regulars and leaves the auxiliary in Winooski.
114 3/13/2017 10:15:00 PM 1758 Early Season France Play Strategy card as Operations #30: 1 / Cherokees
May not be played after Cherokee Uprising. Place all Cherokee (GREEN) Indian units not on the map at a British fortification in the Southern Department and restore any reduced Cherokee to full strength. French may play Cherokee Uprising (place marker).

Message from France:
Montcalm will promptly bugger off to Montreal.
113 3/13/2017 12:41:00 AM 1758 Early Season Britain Message Montcalm is elusive...
Nothing I can do. Please place a siege marker and then play your turn.
112 3/12/2017 11:18:00 PM 1758 Early Season France Message Montcalm avoids with the entire force to Winooski.
111 3/12/2017 11:17:00 PM 1758 Early Season France Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from France:
I'll try to avoid there.

DR+2 for Montcalm. Modified 4-6 for success.
110 3/11/2017 4:50:00 PM 1758 Early Season Britain Play Strategy card as Operations #52: 1 / Call Out Militias
Place 1 Militia unit into a Militia Box or restore 2 to full strength.

Message from Britain:
Wolfe (17 factors) is going after Montcalm (7 factors). You can try to avoid combat, fight in the open, or retreat inside the fort.
109 3/11/2017 4:42:00 PM 1758 Early Season Britain Message A loss of two steps each. Because you are the attacker, the British army wins the battle and receives a VP.
108 3/11/2017 4:38:00 PM 1758 Early Season Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
2


Message from Britain:
I don't believe you can play any useful combat card. I will therefore resolve the Battle of Niaouré Bay.
French: 9 (+1-1)
British: 8 (+1)
107 3/11/2017 4:31:00 PM 1758 Early Season Britain Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Britain:
Johnson attempts to intercept into Niaouré Bay. Success on 3-6.
106 3/11/2017 12:13:00 AM 1758 Early Season France Play Strategy card as Operations #25: 2 / Northern Indian
Play if you control Montreal. Place BLUE or--if you have a fort at Niagara-- BLUE/ORANGE Indian units totalling half a die roll (rounded up), or a full roll if French VP >4. Place units at their settlements. For every 1 you could place, you may instead restore 2 to full.

Message from France:
Levis and the three 3-4s will try to attack Dunbar in Oneida Carry West.
105 3/6/2017 11:52:00 PM 1758 Early Season Britain Die roll request Request: 2-sided die x 1

2


Message from Britain:
1-Murray, 2-Wolfe
104 3/6/2017 11:51:00 PM 1758 Early Season Britain Play Strategy card as Event #57: 3 / British Regulars
May not be played if British Regulars already played this season. REMOVE Place three 3-4 Regular units and a leader, if available, at any ports.

Message from Britain:
103 3/6/2017 11:51:00 PM 1758 Early Season Britain Message Hi Steven! Don't worry about not being to log a turn every day. Life happens. And making errors when playing the game the first time is normal and expected.
102 3/4/2017 11:57:00 PM 1758 Early Season France Message Benoit, I am having a bit of trouble here. I've started working two jobs, and I don't have enough time in the day to play WW appropriately.

I would like to continue gaming with you. I think that, if you are still okay with it, we play this game session out and move back to Twilight Struggle, which I know much better.

I'll understand if I've worn your patience thin, though. I am usually on the other side of this coin where my gaming partners bow out for real life concerns. Let me know either way, please. There are no hard feelings here on my side.
101 3/4/2017 11:51:00 PM 1758 Early Season France Message You're right. I apologize - I am embarassed to make so many mistakes.

I will amend it to the following:

-Marine Detachment in Crown Point to Green Mountain Central.
100 2/28/2017 11:37:00 PM 1758 Early Season Britain Message Also, the marine detachment in French Creek needs to stop movement on the space after the first wilderness entered.
99 2/28/2017 11:35:00 PM 1758 Early Season Britain Message Marine detachments are drilled troops. You can only move one with a card of any value.
98 2/28/2017 11:30:00 PM 1758 Early Season France Play Strategy card as Operations #32: 2 / Treaty of Easton
Play if British Drilled Troops are in an unbesieged fortification in or adjacent to Ohio Forks. REMOVE Eliminate all unbesieged Shawnee, Mingo, and Delaware (ORANGE only) units

Message from France:
Marine detachment in French Creek to Allegheny Central.
Marine detachment in Crown Point to Green Mountain North.
97 2/26/2017 11:50:00 PM 1757 Late Season Britain End Turn
96 2/26/2017 10:39:00 PM 1757 Late Season France Message Thanks for the chance to redo that. Levis will move with his force to Cataraqui instead.
95 2/25/2017 12:06:00 PM 1757 Late Season Britain Message Steven, I suggest you reread the attrition rule (Section 11) before you commit to this move...

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